Michigan Journal of Race & Law

Toward a New Civil Rights Vision

October 13 & 14, 1995
The University of Michigan Law School

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8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration

9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Guy Charles of MJR&L, Dean Jeffrey Lehman

9:30 a.m. Plenary Session
Kimberle Crenshaw

10:00 a.m. The “New” Welfare Debate: Reform or Rhetoric?
Panelists: Lisa Crooms, Amy Wax
Moderator: Dean Jeffrey Lehman

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. Crime, Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty: Blacks and Browns on Trial
Panelists: Steven Hawkins, Sheri Lynn Johnson
Commentator: Randall Kennedy
Moderator: Curtrice White of MJR&L

4:00 p.m. Break

4:30 p.m. Student Note Presentations

5:30 p.m. Break

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour

7:30 p.m. Banquet & Address:
The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 610 Hilton Boulevard, Ann Arbor, Michigan, (734) 761-7800
Keynote Speaker: Hon. A. Leon HigginBotham, Jr.


9:00 a.m. Voting Rights: The Right of Minority People to Elect a Representative of Their Choice
Panelists: Samuel Issacharoff, Laughlin McDonald
Commentators: Pamela Karlan, Richard Pildes, Theodore Shaw
Moderator: Jacqueline Berrien

11:00 a.m. Paper Presentations
Ronald Woods, Lundy Langston
Moderator: Yong Lee of MJR&L

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. Address
Derrick Bell

2:30 p.m. The Role of the Media in Shaping the Affirmative Action Debate
Panelists: Thomas Edsall, Donald Kinder
Commentator: Deborah Malamud
Moderator: Ronnetta Fagan of MJR&L

2:30 p.m. Affirmative Re-Action: New Perspectives on the Affirmative Action Debate
Panelists: Richard Delgado, Frances Ansley
Moderator: Deric Bomar of MJR&L

3:45 p.m. Immigration Backlash: Can We Not All Get Along?
Panelists: T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Mark Rosenbaum, Gerald Torres
Commentator: Susan Gzesh
Moderator: Emily Houh

5:00 p.m. Closing Session